The Glass Totems

Every garden deserves a little whimsy.

Glass totems have been circulating the internet for ages.  I started collecting some various glass pieces from thrift stores when a friend mentioned she really like the glass totems we had seen at a craft sale.


The fun part was stacking them in different ways to see which looked best.  I collected all clear glass this time.  I didn’t want the patterns on the glass to be overshadowed by various colours.


Plates, bowls, glasses and candle holders were glued together to make this first one.  It took awhile to make as I glued 2 pieces together and then waited for it to dry.   I used E-6000 industrial strength adhesive, which is also waterproof.  It cost close to $10 a tube but I used a 50% off coupon from MIchaels to bring the price down.  I made these awhile ago but couldn’t post them because this one was a gift for a friend.  And you never know who is peeking at your site do you?


This one was put together the same way, 1 piece at a time.  It sits on the table in the gazebo.

Do you have any whimsy in your garden?

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13 Responses to The Glass Totems
  1. Heather @ new house new home new life
    May 22, 2013 | 8:13 am

    Cute idea, Linda. I like how you used clear glass. I’ve seen it before with lots of coloured glass and sometimes it’s too busy looking.
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    • Crafty Gardener
      May 22, 2013 | 8:20 am

      I didn’t want the colours to take away from the patterns on the glass.

  2. Elaine
    May 22, 2013 | 9:41 am

    Very pretty ! Simple but elegant ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !
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  3. Myrtle
    May 22, 2013 | 11:46 am

    Oh my goodness Linda, these are awesome, so simple to make but very elegant.

  4. JoAnn
    May 22, 2013 | 1:21 pm

    I don’t have any of these – yet, but I do have cute “sticks” to put in my planters. One is a sunflower, one a yellow daisy and one is a glow-in-the-dark ball with a dragonfly – love that one especially – it was a gift from one of my grandsons. Love your header!!!
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    • Crafty Gardener
      May 22, 2013 | 3:05 pm

      These sound lovely Jo-Ann, especially the glow in the dark one. I hope you will show them on your blog soon.

    • Crafty Gardener
      May 22, 2013 | 3:08 pm

      I was trying to comment on you duck post, but Blogger won’t accept my WordPress account for some reason. I’ll try again later.

  5. Pamela Gordon
    May 22, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    These are quite pretty Linda and I like the one on your patio table. The only whimsy I have is a garden gnome. I think a totem would be fun.
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  6. Nerissa's Life
    May 22, 2013 | 8:12 pm

    I just wanted to say that the lilacs in your header are super-duper pretty. Ours aren’t bloomin’ yet. I hope that when they do, they’ll look as pretty as yours.

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  7. Lavender Cottage
    May 22, 2013 | 9:23 pm

    Hi Linda
    I’ve never heard of these before – what a neat idea! It would be fun to do a workshop with a group of women.
    The whimsy in my gardens are the fairies you’ll find everywhere.
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  8. Donna@Gardens Eye View
    May 23, 2013 | 8:23 am

    I do have whimsy but nothing this creative…it does give me wonderful ideas though!
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  9. Julie
    May 23, 2013 | 3:28 pm

    Lovely – I’ve been stockpiling some glass as well. I need to start putting some together for my garden. Yours look great! J
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  10. Jenn Jilks
    May 23, 2013 | 8:15 pm

    I love these! I have lots of things in my garden.
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